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Cultural and economic factors as its determinant good

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cultural and economic factors as its determinant. Good Health therefore, is manifested by theprogressive improvements in the living conditions and quality of life enjoyed by the communityresidents (PCF,Development- is the quest for an improved quality of life for all. Development ismultidimensional. It has political, social, cultural, institutional and environmental dimensions(Gonzales 1994). Therefore, it is measured by the ability of people to satisfy their basic needs.7. Social MobilizationIt enhances people participation or governance, support system provided by the Government,networking and developing secondary leaders.8. DecentralizationThis ensures empowerment and that empowerment can only be facilitated if the administrativestructure provides local level political structures with more substantive responsibilities fordevelopment initiators. This also facilities proper allocation of budgetary resources.Elements of Primary Health Care1. Education for HealthIs one of the potent methodologies for information dissemination. It promotes the partnership ofboth the family members and health workers in the promotion of health as well as prevention ofillness.2. Locally Endemic Disease ControlThe control of endemic disease focuses on the prevention of its occurrence to reduce morbidityrate. Example Malaria Control and Schistosomiasis Control3. Expanded Program on Immunization
162NCM 104 : COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSINGThis program exists to control the occurrence of preventable illnesses especially of childrenbelow 6 years old. Immunizations on poliomyelitis, measles, tetanus, diphtheria and otherpreventable disease are given for free by the government and ongoing program of the DOH4. Maternal and Child Health and Family PlanningThe mother and child are the most delicate members of the community. So the protection of themother and child to illness and other risks would ensure good health for the community. Thegoal of Family Planning includes spacing of children and responsible parenthood.5. Environmental Sanitation and Promotion of Safe Water SupplyEnvironmental Sanitation is defined as the study of all factors in the man’s environment, whichexercise or may exercise deleterious effect on his well-being and survival. Water is a basic needfor life and one factor in man’s environment. Water is necessary for the maintenance of healthylifestyle. Safe Water and Sanitation is necessary for basic promotion of health.6. Nutrition and Promotion of Adequate Food SupplyOne basic need of the family is food. And if food is properly prepared then one may be assuredhealthy family. There are many food resources found in the communities but because of faultypreparation and lack of knowledge regarding proper food planning, Malnutrition is one of theproblems that we have in the country.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. Dolores Arteche
Tags
primary health care

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